SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. — CareTrust REIT Inc. has acquired three skilled nursing facilities in Southern California, and provided mortgage financing on a fourth. CareTrust entered into a tenant agreement with Providence Group, which has operated all four facilities since 2015. The names of the facilities were not disclosed. The total investment for the three-facility, 528-bed portfolio was approximately $69 million inclusive of transaction costs. The properties will yield approximately $6.1 million in initial annual cash rent, according to CareTrust. The mortgage on the 104-bed skilled nursing facility was $12.5 million inclusive of transaction costs, at an annual interest income of 9 percent. The master lease carries an initial term of 15 years, with two five-year renewal options and CPI-based rent escalators. The acquisition was funded using CareTrust REIT’s $400 million unsecured revolving credit facility.